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Fact check: Florida not recounting election votes

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A story claiming Florida is set to recount votes in the presidential election because of fraud is untrue. The story posted on bipartisanreport.com on Dec. 6 was headlined: “Florida Moves For FULL RECOUNT Of State Over Massive Voter Fraud.” It received more than 73,000 likes, comments or shares on Facebook before it was removed from the site. The story cited a report from the Tallahassee Democrat, which was republished by the Detroit Free Press, on a lawsuit filed on behalf…

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Google highlighting inaccurate story about election results

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Google’s search engine is highlighting an inaccurate story claiming that President-elect Donald Trump won the popular vote in last week’s election. It’s the latest example of bogus information spread by the internet’s gatekeepers. The incorrect results are shown in a two-day-old story posted on the pro-Trump “70 News” site. On Monday, a link to the site appeared at or near the top of Google’s influential rankings of relevant news stories for searches on the final election results. Facebook has been…

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